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Kyle Rittenhouse Is a Product of the Republican Martyr Machine

This is what happens when you have a party that commends armed vigilantism

Police take security measurements during a third night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

t’s a pattern ​we’ve seen time and time again: The loudest voices in the Republican Party and conservative media tell the nation that police are failing to maintain law and order, and sympathetic militia movements hear that as a call…